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Rucha Soman

Rucha Soman, Sports Editor

Rucha is currently a senior and a sports editor. In her free time she likes to dance and binge watch TV.

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Boys Volleyball: Class of 2020 Seniors

Boys Volleyball: Class of 2020 Seniors

The class of 2020 reflects on their time playing MVHS volleyball
May 1, 2020
Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

Tom Brady signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years with the New England Patriots

How MVHS students feel about the star quarterback leaving
April 10, 2020
Lee at his senior night with the MV swim team. Photo used with permission of Nathan Lee.

Senior Nathan Lee’s transgender journey

Lee explains his experiences of being a trans athlete
April 3, 2020
Following Lin was senior Bianca Youngyouth, who was dressed in the special senior tie-dye shirt and a pool float.

MVHS Swim: The Matadors host their annual senior night ceremony despite COVID-19 cancellations

With a planned meet against Los Gatos, the team had carried on with just the ceremony to highlight the 13 seniors on the team
March 13, 2020
The Rise of MV Gymnastics

The Rise of MV Gymnastics

How the once deserted team is being restored
March 11, 2020
Girls Basketball: Team narrowly defeats Santa Clara HS

Girls Basketball: Team narrowly defeats Santa Clara HS

The Matadors win by four points at the Women in Sports celebration game
January 28, 2020
Remember the Matadors: Sports Movies

Remember the Matadors: Sports Movies

How movies about sports impact the MVHS body
December 19, 2019
Freshman Varshini Peddinti receives the ball and prepares to pass to the center. Photo by Vivian Jiang

Girls Basketball: The Matadors suffer a landslide defeat to Sequoia HS

How last year’s result bled into this year’s game with a final score of 45-17
December 6, 2019

Behind MVXC’s Success

How family, focus and grit drive MVXC
November 24, 2019

The contrast in my sports

How I turned my weakness from one sport into a strength in the other
November 24, 2019
Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Exploring the athlete and coach opinions on the donation costs of different sports
October 23, 2019
Boys Water Polo: MVHS defeats Fremont HS by one point

Boys Water Polo: MVHS defeats Fremont HS by one point

The Matadors won 11-10 after losing their previous game to Cupertino
September 27, 2019
Defining Success

Defining Success

How teams measure success besides winning
September 27, 2019
Caption

The man in 23

June 5, 2019
Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

MVHS Leadership organizes preparations for the annual end of the year Farewell Rally
May 24, 2019
A year in review

A year in review

May 22, 2019
Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

Boys volleyball wins league championship on their senior night

The Matadors celebrate their seniors with a ceremony before winning the league
May 7, 2019
A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

GEP’s events this school year
April 12, 2019
Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

MVHS faces Homestead HS for the second time in the season
April 11, 2019
GEP officer team presents the clubs mission statement at the clubs interest meeting. Photo by Swara Tewari.

GEP’s upcoming Sexual Assault Drive

The club’s April donation drive will give back to sexual assault survivors
March 25, 2019
Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

MVHS varsity is defeated 10-9
March 15, 2019
Taking it to the next level

Taking it to the next level

Collegiate athletes talk about the changes between MVHS and their college teams.
March 13, 2019
Juniors Anna Kolesov, Tarun Sarang, Willy Liou and Wen Jin aim at the seniors while playing in the final round to see who will take first place and who will take second. The juniors ended up beating the freshman in the first round but later lost to the seniors in the final round, taking second place.

Avatar the Last Airbender: Dodgeball Edition

Leadership hosts a dodgeball game to pick winter rally themes.
February 8, 2019
Dirty Mouth

Dirty Mouth

The psychology behind why teenagers swear
February 6, 2019
Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

We selected 10 students from a list of everyone at MVHS using a random number generator, and discovered the stories that make MVHS students who they are
December 18, 2018
A mix of ethnicities

A mix of ethnicities

Biracial students discuss their blended identities
December 17, 2018
Fate and Faith

Fate and Faith

The relationship between luck and religion
November 21, 2018
GEP members all stand on the right side of the classroom to signify that they believe that feminism is important at MVHS. Photo by Swara Tewari.

Reinforcing feminism in MVHS

Girls’ Empowerment Project discusses gender equality at first meeting
November 6, 2018
Low (cost)umes

Low (cost)umes

Three easy and affordable DIY Halloween costumes
October 24, 2018
Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

Explore all MVHS' Pixar themed homecoming week, updated every day.
October 8, 2018
Bust a move

Bust a move

Examining the rise of popular dance trends
September 26, 2018

California Poppy

May 25, 2018

Hurt at the end

Senior and Andaaz captain Dhruv Parikh discusses his recent injury and the end of his high school dance career
May 25, 2018
Going for the gold award

Going for the gold award

Sophomore Naomi Desai discusses her journey to receiving her Girl Scout Gold Award
May 25, 2018
Patent no longer pending: MVHS student reflects on making a product

Patent no longer pending: MVHS student reflects on making a product

Junior Tiffany Chen talks about creating a product and the patent process behind it.
September 14, 2017
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